- Feature film "The Warren Files" kicked off production at at Wilmington's EUE/Screen Gems Studios in early January.
Production crews from New Line Cinema, a unit of Warner Bros. Entertainment, began by building sets -- including a house -- on a sound stage at the studio.
The film, directed by James Wan and written by Chad and Carey Hayes (“House of Wax”), is based on the real-life experiences of couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, who worked as psychic investigators during the 1970s.
The Warrens claimed to investigate more than 10,000 hauntings during their careers. They founded the New England Society for Psychic Research and the Occult Museum, both in Connecticut.
Filming of the thriller is expected to wrap April 26 and a release is set for 2013, according to IMDb.com. The estimated budget is $13 million, according to the website.
Some cast members include: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Hayley McFarland, and Shanley Caswell.
- Wan is widely known for directing the horror film "Saw" and creating Billy the puppet. He also directed "Dead Silence," "Death Sentence" and "Insidious."
- The name "The Conjuring" reportedly was not available.
- As cast members and Wan arrived in the area, they began sharing their experiences on Twitter.